CNN: Surfing Becoming More Popular in #Lebanon

I remember when Cafe Najjar first featured a surfer in its most recent ads, I got several comments asking me if one can really surf in Lebanon while others laughed at the idea. Well surfing in Lebanon is becoming more and more popular over the past two years, with its community growing up to 200 surfers, as per Paul Abbas who is Lebanon's only surfboard shaper. Abbas became interested in the sport back in 2010…

VAPE’s Latest Ads

I've seen the VAPE ads several times now on the road and I'm still not comfortable with the one with the local thug. The ad with the teacher is kinda funny even though professors shouldn't be terrorizing students but the one with the thug is just wrong. What exactly are they trying to say? that it's ok to have thugs disciplining streets in Lebanon? That it's ok to have such people? That the police is…

ASHEKMAN Are Drawing a Massive “Salam” (Peace) Sign on Ouzai Rooftops

ASHEKMAN just kicked off a huge project in Beirut's Ouzai area where they will be painting hundreds of houses and buildings to show the word سلام . The gigantic Arabic calligraffiti will be visible from the sky for all planes landing in the nearby Beirut airport. The aim is to "convey a bold and positive message to the rest of the world that #Lebanon is a country of diversity, tolerance and peace". This is an…

World Economic Forum: 9 Lebanese Starts Ups Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The World Economic Forum has teamed up with the International Finance Corporation to bring us the top 100 Arab World startups that are shaping the future in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution . The Fourth Industrial Revolution is building on the Third, which used electronics and IT, and "is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres". Here are the 9 startups chosen…
Health

When You Google Smoking in Lebanon

1 week ago
I was just watching a disturbing video showing a young kid asking her mother to pass her the Arguile, which the loving and thoughtful mother does! This may be shocking to many but the sad ...
Fun

A Nice Compilation of #OldLebanon Pictures

1 week ago
How did Beirut, Tyre, Jounieh, Taanayel, Beqaa, Tripoli, Nahr el Kalb, Dahr el Baydar, Baalbeck, Bekfaya and many other regions in Lebanon look like between the 1950s and 70s? I just stumbled upon this beautiful ...
Food

All You Need to Know about Restos St. Nicolas: A New Food Cluster Opening in Achrafieh

1 week ago
If you’ve passed by Charles Malek’s Avenue in Achrafieh recently, you probably noticed ongoing construction right after Saint Nicolas’ Church. Since I used to work there, I thought at first they were destroying the old ...
Alcohol

A Special Whisky Tasting Session at Phoenicia Hotel ahead of #WorldWhiskyDay

1 week ago
With an incredible selection that includes over 400 different whiskies, Phoenicia Hotel is as ready as ever to host the World Whisky Day in Beirut! World Whisky Day (WWD) is a worldwide celebration of whisky’s ...
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